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Paraxin contains Chloramphenicol, and it can cause loose motion, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Your baby might be cranky for the same reason. It can lead to other side effects if given in high doses, particularly on blood cell production. Please let me know how many doses you have given? What is the strength of the Syrup? When was the last dose given? As there is no antidote, you need to watch your baby for any change in breathing or change in skin color, abdominal distension, and urination.
I suggest to get your baby physically checked, and get the drug level in the blood if it is available over there, else just get blood lactate levels and other blood tests.
The Probable causes:
Accidentally ingestion of wrong medication.Investigations to be done:
CBC (complete blood count), CRP (C-reactive protein), serum elctrolytes, Differential diagnosis:
Serum Chloramphenicol Level.
Chloramphenicol toxicity.Probable diagnosis:
Chloramphenicol over dose (toxicity).Treatment plan:
Watch for breathing, any change in skin color, abdominal distension, refusal of feeding. Preventive measures:
Get the blood test done. Get the baby physically checked.
Always check for the proper medication before giving it to kids.Regarding follow up:
Follow up after blood investigation.